Scientific Name: Valeriana fauriei
Country of Origin: India
Synonyms: V.officinalis, V officinalis var. augustifolium, V. officinalis var. latfolia, European valerian, common valerian, Belgian valerian, fragrant valerian, garden valerian.
Plant Family: Valerianaceae
Plant Parts Used: Root/rhizomes
Extraction Method: Can be steam (1) or solvent extraction (2).
Physical Characteristics: (1) Olive to brown liquid (darkening with age) (2)Olive-brown viscous liquid.
Aroma: (1) Balsamic, musky odour (2) Balsamic-green, woody, bitter sweet strong odour.
Main Constituents: Mainly bornyl acetate and isovalerate, with caryophyllene, pinenes, valeranone, ionone, eugenyl isovalerate, borneol, patchouli alcohol and valerianol, among others..
Blends With: Patchouli, Pine, Lavender, Cedarwood, Mandarin, Petitgrain and Rosemary.
Safety Precautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.